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  • State: Goa
  • Famous for/as: City
  • District: North Goa
  • Language: Konkani,English
  • Weather: Summer 25 to 32°C, Winter 23 to 30°C

History of  Panjim

Panjim or Panaji is the capital city of Goa and is the headquarters of the North Goa district. Although Panjim is famous for its beaches, it has a rich history. For centuries, it was a major trade city and flourished through the sea routes. Panjim was a part of the Kingdom of Sawantwadi before being conquered by the Portuguese who dubbed it ‘Nova Goa’. The Portuguese rule of Panjim lasted for over 450 years! Under their rule, Panjim saw a steady development in agriculture and education. It became a part of the Republic of India in 1961 and was a Union Territory. Today, it is the capital of the state of Goa.

People and Culture of Panjim

A Panjim tour is a must for tourists to experience the flamboyant culture. The occupation of most inhabitants of the city is in the tourism industry. The city is an array of Indian nationals and Portuguese descendants with Konkani being the most common spoken language. The major festivals celebrated here are Christmas, Diwali, Chavoth, Shigmo and Easter.

Things to Do in Panjim

Tourists looking for things to do in Panjim have infinite options. The biggest Panjim attractions are the wonderful sandy beaches. For a relaxing day with a view of the Arabian Sea, the Miramar beach is the ideal place to visit. Sightseeing in Panjim is an absolute delight. If travellers are looking to experience Goa’s rich cultural history, the most famous places in Panjim include the church Our Lady of Immaculate Conception and the Basilica of Bom Jesus, both of which are architectural masterpieces. The Fort Aguada and Goa Archaeological museum are also among the best places to visit in Panjim.

Other places to visit in Panjim for sandy beaches are the Dona Paula beach and the Palolem beach. Panjim tourist places include the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and Old Goa. Panjim places to visit are innumerable and the sights are truly incredible.

Food and Shopping in Panjim

A trip to Panjim must include indulging in the local seafood cuisine Goa offers some of the best seafood dishes in the country – fresh fish, prawns, lobsters and calamari. The Konkani cuisine has many Portuguese and French influences. The must try dishes are Goan fish curry, crab xec, and prawn balchao. End the delicious meal a glass of the local alcohol Feni, which is made from cashew.

After a day of Panjim sightseeing, shopping is also a real treat! 18th June road is a go-to place for tasty cashew and scintillating spices. Panjim also has a number of flea markets where tourists can buy bright coloured summer clothing and ethnic jewellery.

Accommodation in Panjim

For travellers who want to know how to reach Panjim, they may find many options including by road train and flight. The city is well connected, especially by road through state and national highways. The places to see in Panjim are amazing, but so are the hotels. Tourists visiting the state can choose from a host of hotels in Panjim some of the best being Cidade De Goa, The Crown and Vivanta by Taj. For the complete experience of Panjim, choose a beachside hotel to enjoy the gorgeous view of the Arabian Sea.



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Baina Beach, Panjim

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Basilica Of Bom Jesus, Panjim

Basilica of Bom Jesus
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Bhavikkumar Kothari

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  • Bhavikkumar Kothari
  • Lives in Thane
  • 2 photos
  • 10 Reviews
  •  22 helpful votes
  •  3794 readers

"A great Place to visit but only once in lifetime" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Being in Panjim, the best places to visit is North Goa.
Dona Paula, Miramar Breach, Old Goa Churches, Calangute, Baga beaches, casinos, Panjim market, Mall's etc.
So when you are going as a couple, stay at best places, like 3 star and above.
Travel is too costly so best is to hire a 2/4 wheelers on rent
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Bhawna Shivan

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  • Bhawna Shivan
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Bhawna Shivan"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 6, 2017
Panaji is the heart of Goa, the city acquires the central place having some important beaches like Dona Paula, Miramar beach the beaches of north Goa, Immaculate church, Basilica Bom Jesus church is worth visiting here, the view of sunset on Dona Paula is mesmerising and soothing, those who fond of having some evening perks of city life they can walk around panaji central market and have dhoklas and samosas and some gujarati snacks at Gujarat sweet mart on 18 june road, miramar beach is not one of the very famous beach in Goa but worth visiting after 6 pm you can see the local crowd here and also number of snack shops where locals come and eat in evening, Viva Cafe is also one of the famous cafe here apart from Aunty Maria all in all I like the city and its environment safe, calming and peaceful stay here
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Milind Patil

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  • Milind Patil
  • Lives in Goa
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  134 readers

"Awesome place to Roam with Family or Friends."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 16, 2017
Awesome place to Roam with Family or Friends. In Panjim Market you can find all the materials what ever you wanted to for all your reasons ... Also it is good and Romantic place and very good lunch and dinner in Panjim city you can order Shit Curry and Sea Food ...
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Trinity Kashyap

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  • Trinity Kashyap
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  778 readers

"Goa Carnival'2017"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 27, 2017
One of the best experiences in Goa till date. The festivities all around the state is an energizing pill to keep you pumped up even on a scorching sunny day. The parade displayed Goa's culture, lifestyle and social messages on equality.
Was a lot of fun to walk around and dance with the local tribe while drinking beer and fenny :)
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Devinder jit singh

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  • Devinder jit singh
  • 3 Reviews
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"Good quiet getaway"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 16, 2017
GREAT! WE as a 60+ couple were holidaying : looking for peace & quiet after the bustle of NCR. Great budget stay at Ginger. Wonderful place for foodies : The Ritz, Fishermans Wharf & Martins Corner. Awesome & not to be missed : forget about calories & cholesterol !! Local cafes particularly at the beach are also good : especially the sea food. Beaches are great found the ones in South Goa more peaceful, quiet & contained ideal for the elderly to laze & relax. Fontainhas was terrific : never to be missed one can just amble around : great eats & art galleries. A laidback visit to old Goa & the main market. Don't forget to visit Mario (Miranda) store : will open up a whole new world. Yes the elderly can absolutely enjoy a really laid back easy visit : we spent six days : surprised : try it & you will never regret.
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Chirag dalal

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  • Chirag dalal
  • 3 Reviews
  •  162 readers

"Excellent property"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 12, 2017
This property is nice and new little far from Panjim. Room are clean and nice. Arrange some transportation as it is little far. Food is good and quality breakfast. Nice gym facility is available. You can visit. Old Goa spice garden and near by Panjim attraction. The hotel gives you value for money if you had a deal.
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Arvind shah

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  • Arvind shah
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  146 readers

"Goa tour"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 5, 2017
One of the place of wonder for full enjoyment in India. But make my trip is not disclosing hotel distinctions correctlt. Room offered was very small, ManT should be more open about discriptiind of hotel they offer. Reputed sight should give clear picture. I suggest to MMT to be. More careful. Size of. Room should be described. We also experienced rats in hotel
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Sudhakar madhavedi

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  • Sudhakar madhavedi
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  511 readers

"Beautiful Place for site seeing and shopping"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 13, 2017
Panjim is a centre city of Goa and one should not miss this place due to its highlights. This place is preferrable to see in night and mid nights. All casinos are located in this place, Especially those casinos running in ship will have more tourist attractions. This place is little expensive place for stay.
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Ashutosh bhati

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  • Ashutosh bhati
  • Lives in Indore
  • 3 Reviews
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"Nice location"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 27, 2016
Panjim is central Goa so has accessibility to all the places. It has lively market and nearby bus stand. There are so many casinos, so you can enjoy nightlife. Ferry yard is nearby. It's a developed city.
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Pradeep .

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  • Pradeep .
  • 3 Reviews
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"Very good"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 26, 2016
The hotel was near the city. Rooms were neat tidy and good. Comp bread fast good food and even if ordered out of the menu in Comp bread at they would provide without charging.
Rooms are cleaned daily. The There was kettle and adequate mat of the tea and coffee in rooms. Free Comp water no limit and no charge. Fridge was there to keep things cool. Ad and other amenities were very good. 24x7 hot water was there. Wi-Fi was good
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